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SLI 2x EVGA GTX 980 SC ACX 2.0 - Stock clocks on air

What do you guys play?
BF4, Elite Dangerous, Star Citizen, FO4, RoTR, SW Battlefront, Witcher 3

At what resolution?
1440p @ 144Hz w/ G-Sync and side monitor @ 1280x1024 in portrait


What are your frame rates?
Depends on the game - average for BF4 & Elite Dangerous is ~120FPS most of the time on ultra. Newer high GPU intensive games I get 60-90FPS on Very High

How is the support and consistency?
Seems good to me so far. Newly released games always have SLI issues. Most have been fixed.

Stuttering? Artifacts?
No stutter (thanks G-Sync) or artifacts.

Would you go back to a single more powerful card if given the chance?
Seems like whenever I'm in the market for a new GPU, I upgrade my rig with a SLI configuration with my existing card, then when I want to upgrade after SLI I go back to 1 high/mid range GPU. It's a never-ending cycle rolleyes.gif

Long story short, I'm happy with this setup. Will hopefully last me for a few years before I get the upgrade bug.
We got the exact same setup and I gota say I'm really happy with it. I was half expecting a bad SLI experience and me selling off the cards within a month but I'll keep them. Love them so far. thumb.gif
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We got the exact same setup and I gota say I'm really happy with it. I was half expecting a bad SLI experience and me selling off the cards within a month but I'll keep them. Love them so far. thumb.gif

I almost didn't go back to a dual GPU solutions after playing with CFX. I used to CFX on a couple of my previous rigs (4850x2, 4890s, 5850s, and 7970s) but had so many bad experiences with stuttering, BSODs, overheating, and artifacts. Went NVIDIA and haven't regretted SLI one bit.
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Even AA is maxed out? A bit disappointing a pair of 980 Ti only manage 50fps. It's a beta though, here's hoping the full release sees frame rate improvements.

They're at 70% load, which implies 1.44x more performance left unused because of being limited by the CPU or some other part of the system (100/70 = 1.44x)

It also probably means GPU boost not working "properly", so there could be more left on the table.
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What do you guys play?

bf4, gtav, skyrim, anno, citiesskylines, project cars, farcry, dozens of others..


At what resolution?

5760x1080

What are your frame rates?

50 low 200 high non v or g synced

How is the support and consistency?

Non existent
I play a wide variety of games, so some do not function at the weird 5760x1080 resolution. Farcry4 for example wouldn't work at all for the first few weeks. I have had to find third party software for the resolution I play at on several games. as far as the SLI problems, I am always hesitant to update drivers on release because of problems in the past with the new GTA V driver making so BF4 was as stable as a teenage pop star. and the continued crashes with battlefield 4 2 years+ after launch.
I would guess a majority of my problems are resolution based not SLI based however 2 other people I know with almost identical machines and 970's in SLI continue to have random complete shut downs only when playing Battlefield 4. So I am the guinea pig, and I am switching to a single 980ti hydro copper.


Stuttering? Artifacts?

Stuttering: Almost never, I have seen it, but it may be simple online gaming lag. Nothing specific enough to remember.
Artifacts: Some tearing on occasion, more than likely because of the 5760x1080, not because of the SLI.


Would you go back to a single more powerful card if given the chance?

I have just sold both of my 970's for a single 980ti hydro copper I am installing Friday. If I continue to have hard shut downs in the middle of an online game I will probably fall on the ground and cry like Cam Newton.
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4 way Sli 970s. No complaints other than selling 2 of them. Normal Sli isn't as fun for me now. But still nice. Running 144hz 1080P right now and play the new COD at max settings and does not budge off 144fps with Vsync on.
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4 way Sli 970s. No complaints other than selling 2 of them. Normal Sli isn't as fun for me now. But still nice. Running 144hz 1080P right now and play the new COD at max settings and does not budge off 144fps with Vsync on.
Did 4-way even work? It is my understanding scaling drops dramatically after 2-way.
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